Joe and Paul Molloy completed their journey of almost 515 miles from Mizen head to Malin head raising £23,000 in the process.
This colossal journey was arranged as a fundraising event for two charities, Kilronan Special School in Magherafelt a school for children ages 3-19 years with severe learning difficulties and Sands a stillbirth and neonatal bereavement organisation.
The pair hoped to raise £10,000 for the charities and planned on taking almost four days to complete, however with their commitment and dedication that’s not how the story went.
The pair set off on the 16th of March at 07:30 for the 10 hour journey to Mizen head by Lorry before they could even begin their challenge, spending their night in Goleen, a small town near Mizen head County Cork. On St Patrick’s Day at around 07:45 Joe and Paul set off for Ennis County Clare a journey of 186 miles, making it in just under 12 hours.
However, it was the Saturday that the pair really started to make headway, after a short stop in Claremorris, County Mayo to refuel they covered 211 miles from Ennis to Burnfoot, County Donegal where they arrived at 9pm on Saturday evening. Originally planning to arrive back home Monday afternoon, this now left them extremely ahead of schedule with only a 37 mile drive remaining.
“Myself and my father Joe would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who sponsored us both big and small, the kindness and generosity we have received towards these two charities has been overwhelming. We are currently sitting at approximately £23,000 which is more than double our target.”
Ciaran O’Hagan, Managing Director of Specialist Joinery Group stated, “On behalf of my family and the entire Specialist team I would like to congratulate Joe and Paul on their tremendous achievement, it was a pleasure to be a part of their journey and I’m confident that their donations will be a great help to many.”